A total of 72 scholarships sponsored by Bladex employees, through the sponsorship program led by the Volunteer Committee, were awarded to the Marie Poussepin Educational Center (CEMP). The school, built by the Bank in the Curundú sector of Panama City, benefits more than 700 students, most of whom are in vulnerable situations.

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Representatives of Bladex's Volunteer Committee present awards to outstanding students...

 

In order to help feed the most vulnerable sectors of the population, which are currently facing a critical situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fundación Crece Latinoamérica-Gonzalo Menéndez Duque, the foundation carrying out Bladex’s social work, allocated the sum of US$160,000 distributed among seven non-profit organizations.

 

In Panama, where our Headquarters are located, the Foundation contributed...

Well aware of how important it is for young people of school age to have the proper knowledge to be able to develop financial attitudes and behaviors that will enable them to make appropriate decisions, Bladex continues to sponsor the financial education program for high school students promoted by the Panama Banking Association at the...

An important complement to the social programs implemented by Fundación Crece Latinoamérica is the valuable participation of the Bank’s Volunteer Committee. Initiatives focused on providing educational opportunities include the scholarship program, which this year benefits 100 students at the Marie Poussepin Educational Center (CEMP), built by the Bank and which serves a...

 

With the aim of providing students and teachers at La Misericordia multi-grade school in the community of El Bale, province of Veraguas, with a technological tool to close the digital gap and ensure significant improvements in the teaching-learning process, Fundación Crece Latinoamérica in partnership with...

Panama City, Republic of Panama, July 2, 2019 – It is with great sadness that Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S.A. (“Bladex” el “Banco”), announces the death of Gonzalo Menendez Duque, member and Chairman of its Board of Directors, in the city of Santiago, Chile, on June 29, 2019.

 

Gonzalo Menéndez Duque became a...

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Fundación Crece Latinoamérica, the foundation carrying out Bladex’s social work, delivered 20 laptops for use in the library and computer room of the Marie Poussepin Educational Center (CEMP) high school.

The school, built by the Bank in...

 

The graduation of the first class of Science major students and the fourth class of Tourism major students was held this year at the Marie Poussepin Educational Center (CEMP), a school sponsored by Bladex in Curundu, Panama City.

 

As the special guest at the graduation ceremony the Bank’s CEO Gabriel Tolchinsky encouraged students to continue their personal and professional development...

Bringing joy to the children and young people of Panama and Brazil during the year-end parties

 

    

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In the center, in the usual order, Gabriel Tolchinsky, President of Bladex, Gonzalo Menendez-Duque, the Bladex Chairman of the Board,

Ricardo Arango, a member of the Bladex Board of Directors, together with pupils of the CEMP

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The annual activities carried out in Panama by Bladex’s Volunteer Committee include the Sponsorship Program benefiting students at the Marie Poussepin Educational Center (CEMP), a school built by the Bank in the sector of Curundu serving over 700 children and young people at social risk. 

This year, 115 students have benefited from this program, which helps ensure that young people in situations of greater vulnerability may complete their school year. Since its implementation in 2008, over 1,100 students have participated...

As part of its commitment to education and children, the Bank delivered 10 computers to equip the language room of the Marie Poussepin Educational Center (CEMP).

Fundación Crece Latinoamérica, the foundation carrying out Bladex’s social work, sponsors an English extracurricular strengthening program for CEMP graduating students majoring in Tourism and Science. The language room opened this year will help strengthen the English teaching-learning process, mainly for students in both majors.

The school, built with...

Fundación Crece Latinoamérica, in partnership with Fundación Ficohsa, inaugurated this past September the technology room of the Pre-Basic Center for Children “República de Japón” kindergarten in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

 

The computer room built and equipped by the two organizations benefits over 140 preschool age students, who through modern educational programs now have the opportunity to strengthen their technological and fine motor skills, enabling a more dynamic teaching-learning process.

 

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As part of Bladex’s commitment to promoting through Fundación Crece Latinoamérica social programs focused on providing personal growth and educational opportunities to children and young people from the most vulnerable groups of the communities in which we wok, we joined efforts with Fundación Monge to include 130 public high school students in Costa Rica in the “Competencias del Siglo XXI” (21st Century Skills) program.

 

The program is led by Fundación Monge to improve the students’ employability profile,...

(From left to right): Mario Simán, Chairman and CEO of Grupo Unicomer; Nikolina de Alvarado, Executive Director of the Fundación Crece Latinoamérica and Fernando Pompeu, Vice President Business of Bladex, participated in the opening ceremony of the Corazón de María School’s computer lab

 

Fundación Crece Latinoamérica, the foundation carrying out Bladex’s social work, carries out an active program designed to promote education and provide children and young people from

 

vulnerable sectors with the...

Consistent with the values governing our corporate behavior, Bladex, through the Fundación Crece Latinoamérica, has an active social program focused on providing educational and personal growth opportunities to vulnerable children and young people.

 

In Panama, the Bank has been supporting the programs carried out by Casa Esperanza for several years, mainly at the centers located in the interior of the country, benefiting students from indigenous communities and rural sectors.   In April, Mr. Rubens V. Amaral Jr.,...

For the second consecutive year, Bladex Panama’s volunteer corps made a donation to the Virgen de Guadalupe Missionary Center in El Bale de Veraguas, consisting of food, medicines, school supplies, and equipment for the dormitories of the boarding school.

 

This donation is in addition to the overall improvement work carried out by the “Fundación Crece Latinoamérica” at the Community Center to upgrade the boarding school facilities, provide student residents with tools to improve their academic performance, and...

This year, Bladex employees sponsored the tuition fees for a total of 123 students at the Marie Poussepin Educational Center (CEMP) through the Sponsorship Program led by the Volunteer Committee since 2005 to benefit the school.

 

The CEMP was built by Bladex in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, and is the largest social project undertaken by the Bank in Panama. A total of 700 3- to 18-year-old students from vulnerable areas of the capital city are enrolled at...

With the aim of significantly improving the performance of children in the preschools supported by Fundación Ficohsa in Honduras, Fundación Crece Latinoamérica, Bladex’s social action arm, contributed to the installation of a children’s technology center at the Federico Froebel Preschool, located in the city of Choloma.

 

This center will enable over 200 students attending the preschool to strengthen age-appropriate math and Spanish concepts, develop computer skills and begin their primary level education with a more...